Tuesday, November 9, 2010

3 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge!!!

DAY 6 of 21~Friends

You are strong.
You are courageous.
Your heart. Your mind. Your soul.
Those are the things I love most about you.

You are the one person I can open up to.
I can confide in you without the fear of being judged.
You are truly a remarkable human being.
More than that. An angel.

My guardian angel.
Helping me through the savage trials life has put me through.
Though I have let you down before, I never will again.
Though I have hurt you before, I never can again.

Know that you can lean on me. You can depend on me.
I'll stand strong for you and be there when you need me. No matter what.
You are my Anam Cara, my soul friend.
Whatever life throws our way, we can remember that we have each other.

Our friendship has gotten us through the thick and thin.
Whenever you are low, remember this.
I'm here for you in every way.
When everyone in this world turns and you feel alone, reach out and I'll be there.


Thank you for being my friend.
Thank you for everything..

Did you know gratitude is good for your health? Fortunately, a positive attitude can be cultivated, with a little practice. Although we are born with specific temperamental tendencies, the brain is a muscle, and you can strengthen your mind’s natural tendency toward optimism if you work at it. There are some great tips on gratitude development Here.

"Grateful people take better care of themselves and engage in more protective health behaviors like regular exercise, a healthy diet, regular physical examinations," Emmons tells WebMD.

 Researchers have found that positive thinking and gratitude can help....

  • lower your blood pressure
  • help you lose weight
  • decrease your risk of developing depression, phobias, bulimia and alcoholism
  • Relieve stress (which in itself can help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer)

So let's practice gratitude this month! In honor of Thanksgiving month, we want to do a 3 weeks (21 days) of Thanks Challenge.
“Our feelings are not under our control, so we cannot feel grateful by simply commanding it. Besides, it is not wise to wait for a time of grief or crisis before one starts the process of practicing gratitude. In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” -- Brother David Steindl-Rast

Here's how to play: Every day till Thanksgiving Day, I will post something I am grateful for, and I invite you to join in and do the same.

The "To-Do- Institute" is actually offering a month of gratitude Course starting November 10th.

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